Inducing the Testimony of a Witness Through Force, Threat of Force or Fraud – Penal Code Section 137(b) California law offers harsh punishment to any person who attempts to undermine the integrity of the criminal justice system by using force, threat of force or fraud to influence a person who is about to give information…

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Witness Intimidation – Penal Code Section 136.1 California law harshly punishes anyone who interferes with the legal system through an act of witness intimidation. The crime is broadly defined and heavily used in some jurisdictions like Ventura County. Elements of the Offense: There are several forms of witness intimidation under California law: Witness Intimidation Defined…